Kostas Metaxas has designed a very special pen for one of the oldest and most prestigious Paris-based writing instrument icons for their “Haute Creation.” Being fascinated by the incredible quality of the prototypes produced by the latest $800,000 3D printers from Germany, he decided to offer, for the first time in the world, a collection of Limited Edition 3D-printed Fountain Pens. The printers are so precise that they not only print in resin, but also Titanium, Cobalt Chrome [normally used for tooth inserts] and even stainless steel.
According to Metaxas, “I wanted to use geometric patterns and shapes that could never be considered for pen manufacturing since pens are traditionally machined on a spinning lathe and hence, shapes are limited to ‘tubes.’ I wanted to break free from this and create a very personal sculpture that could also be used as a writing instrument”.
For more information or to make a pledge on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2026090977/black-velvet-ink-fountain-and-rollerball-pen
About Kostas Metaxas
Kostas Metaxas is an award-winning designer, as well as a luxury-lifestyle magazine editor/publisher and more recently a filmmaker/broadcast TV producer [www.ikon.tv — over 700 interviews covering fashion, design, gastronomy and the arts]. He has consulted for Paspaley Pearls, Robert Mouawad, Laurence Graff , BHP Billiton amongst others, and has been exposed to the cutting edge of design throughout his 30 year career. http://www.exero.com/consulting/
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